CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—Sept. 18, 2023 — Dr.
The MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program is pleased to announce the winners from the Class of 2024 of the Advancing Women Through Education (AWE) Fellowship.
PhD Candidate Jonas Lehmann, CTL Principal Research Scientist Matthias Winkenbach, and CTL Research Scientist Milena Janjevic published a study highlighting the leading carbon footprint of hybrid containers.
"As carbon emissions surge worldwide, mounting pressure from politicians and shareholders alike is driving decarbonization efforts across all industries. In our new study, we investigate the operational and tactical levers to reduce carbon emissions in temperature-sensitive cold chain logistics.
Research Scientist and FreightLab Co-Director David Correll recently gave an interview to FreightWaves touching on the quality of life for truck drivers. Here's a brief excerpt:
"There are two things about the way truck drivers are managed that are out of date: one, they do not qualify for overtime pay, and two, that they’re paid by the mile. These have always struck me as anachronistic and part of the problem, so efforts to correct this notion that overtime pay doesn’t apply to truck drivers I really think would help.
These days you can find robots at warehouses, in restaurants, and grocery stores. Artificial intelligence has computers completing jobs humans usually do. Together, they have a lot of people worried about the future of our workforce.
CBS News spoke to postdoctoral researcher Sreedevi Rajagopalan, of the LIFT Lab at MIT CTL, about the impact that extreme weather in California will likely have on food prices this year.
Thanks to devastating storms in California this winter, shoppers everywhere will be paying higher prices on groceries this spring and summer.
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is pleased to announce that two students have been awarded the UPS Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year. Made possible by a grant to CTL from the UPS Foundation, the UPS Fellowship is designed to support exceptional students, one incoming MIT Master’s student and one MIT PhD student pursuing scholarship relating to logistics, freight transportation, supply chain management, or a related topic.
In an article for Forbes, MIT AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin writes that men and women tend to think about retirement differently. Research conducted by Joseph and MIT AgeLab's Chaiwoo Lee shows that women see retirement as a new chapter of their life beginning, whereas men tend to see it as a destination, a time of relaxation and leisure after decades of work.
In an article for Forbes, MIT AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin writes that some couples must prepare for a potential second retirement, as women may have more financial responsibilities if they outlive their partner.
We are delighted to share that Dr.
As the pandemic receded and consumers began to return to stores, the retail landscape once again shifted, presenting supply chain professionals with a whole new set of challenges.
So what were these challenges and where are retailers feeling the pain? Dr. Eva Ponce conducted and analyzed a new survey in partnership with DC Velocity and examined the forces that shaped retailers’ omnichannel fulfillment strategies last year.
Dr. Angela Acocella is a research affiliate at MIT CTL and a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University. This article was originally published in the Mar/Apr edition of Supply Chain Management Review.
On Jan. 26, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) hosted FedEx founder and executive chair Frederick W. Smith for an intimate, one-on-one conversation with Yossi Sheffi, director of CTL and professor of civil and environmental engineering. Their talk, titled "50 Years of Delivering Innovation," centered on the evolution of the supply chain and logistics fields over the last half-century — in which FedEx played a large part.
Research Scientist Bryan Reimer discusses his work with the Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Consortium with Automotive News on the Shift podcast.
In an interview with Barron's, MIT AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discussed why we need to think about how we will achieve our goals in retirement, not just what they are.
This article by Sara Brown was originally published as part of MIT Sloan School of Management's Ideas Made to Matter series. Read the entire article here.
In SupplyChainBrain, MIT Freight Lab Co-director David Correll writes about supply chain sustainability research and what changes to expect in the coming years.
Steven Parks, a third-year PhD candidate and research assistant in the Megacity Logistics Lab, was awarded a fellowship through the Federal Highway Administration’s Dwight D.
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics' SCM program has been listed among Supply Chain Digital's list of top US college programs!
"This program is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the world. The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics moves leading-edge research from MIT’s labs to the global marketplace through its educational programs."
MIT News discusses with Josué C. Velázquez Martínez about his focus on logistics sustainability and small firms in emerging markets.
MIT FreightLab Co-Director David Correll discussed how sharing data among shippers, brokers, and carriers could address recurring issues in FreightWaves.
“The amount of dwell that we expect a driver to experience at a facility drops almost exponentially with repeated visits to that facility,” Correll said. “The brass tacks implication of that is that keeping people in the supply chain with consistent routes or consistent route expectations leads to things running more smoothly and effectively.